Headlines from Apollo: Floating Cities of the FutureAugust 9, 2012 No Comments
August 9, 2012 / MariaMews.com
Headlines from Apollo:
1. Floating Cities of the Future - The Seascraper—a self-sufficient community of homes, offices, and recreational space—was designed with the intention of slowing urban sprawl, according to its designers.
Apollo: “Clearly a super idea, but what happens if there is a tsunami? I hope the floating city builders thought of that!”
2. Catholic leaders criticize Zambian Government over deportation of Rwandan Priest - A number of catholic leaders in Zambia are deeply upset by the government’s secretive deportation of Fr. Viateur Banyangandora, a citizen of Rwanda and the Parish Priest of Lundazi Catholic Church.
According to the Home Affairs Minister of the Patriotic Front government, Fr. Banyangandora was arrested and deported on Monday because his “conduct was found to be a danger to peace and good order in Zambia contrary to Section 39(2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act, No. 18 of 2010.”
3. The first winner of the modern Olympics was a Catholic - James Brendan Connolly would have given up a career at Harvard to participate in the revived games in 1896.
The ancient Olympic Games were of astonishing duration, lasting well over 1,000 years, from 776 B.C. until the Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great prohibited their continuation in the year 393.
The games were revived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896 and staged, appropriately, in Athens. His inspirational words have been repeated in every succeeding Olympiad: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.”
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